The vote went down Monday, and only one National Football League team said, "No, it's not fair to the fans".
"But I also want them to give as much support to the team as possible as we attempt to bring a championship to the Bay Area". In contrast, the state of Nevada offered $750 million in public money in October 2016 after a special legislative session approved the new funding - a move that was widely criticized at a time when new questions are being raised over the actual economic benefits of public money for large stadium projects.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was one of 31 National Football League owners to approve the Raiders' move. Before the St. Louis Rams returned to Los Angeles, no team had previously re-located in nearly 20 years. "You can't just keep moving franchises". We worked tirelessly over the last nine months or so on a solution.
"We are very excited to welcome the Raiders to our great city of Las Vegas", UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said.
The Raiders aren't scheduled to move to Las Vegas until about 2020 when a $1.9 billion dome that will serve as their new home is finished being built.
MARK DAVIS: I love Oakland. "We're still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation". I've covered a ton of games there.
It describes the stadium: "Near the airport and adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, the location of the Las Vegas Stadium is optimal for both local and visiting guests". But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was not impressed.
"I feel bad for the city of Oakland".
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sent another letter Sunday to make the case. After the Warriors' game against the Houston Rockets, Draymond Green was asked about the Raiders move to Las Vegas, and wasn't supportive of it.
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But the presence of the A's in that sports complex was particularly troubling to the NFL, Goodell said.
But it doesn't sound as if some in Oakland would want the Raiders to stick around another season.
But with Oakland unable to secure taxpayer financing, relocation to Vegas has began to look more likely.
The Raiders announced their departure on the heels of their first winning season in more than 14 years, going 12-4 to earn a spot in the playoffs.
The only owner to vote against the Raiders' move was Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who apparently didn't think the Raiders did enough to try to stay in Oakland.
Davis on Monday thanked Adelson for his "vision and leadership", saying the entire deal might not have happened without him.
For this week's episode, I sat down for conversations at the annual NFL owners meetings with NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio and San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy.
Twenty-two years later, Al Davis is long gone.